Bond, James Bond  LbNA # 64551

Placed DateMay 16 2013
LocationSand Dunes State Forest, Bob Dunn Recreation Area, Zimmerman, MN
Found By Dartmoor Dreamer
Last Found May 17 2013
Hike Distance?

Bond, James Bond

Ian Lancaster Fleming (1908--1964) was an English author, best known for his James Bond series of spy novels. During his lifetime Fleming sold thirty million books; double that number were sold in the two years following his death. In 2008 "The Times" ranked Fleming fourteenth on its list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945." James Bond, code name 007, is the fictional British Secret Service agent created in 1953 by Ian Fleming, who featured him in twelve novels and two short-story collections. The Bond books have also been adapted for television, radio, comic strip, and video game formats in addition to having been used in the longest continually running and the second-highest grossing film franchise to date, which started in 1962 with Dr. No, starring Sean Connery as Bond. As of 2013, there have been twenty-three films in the Eon Productions series. The most recent Bond film, Skyfall (2012), stars Daniel Craig in his third portrayal of Bond; he is the sixth actor to play Bond in the Eon series. The Bond films are renowned for a number of features, including the musical accompaniment, with the theme songs having received Academy Award nominations on several occasions, and one win. Other important elements which run through most of the films include Bond's cars, his guns, and the gadgets with which he is supplied by Q Branch.

Box #1: Bond, James Bond
From the east entrance to Sand Dunes State Forest Campground, at the intersection of 257th Avenue NW and 168th Street NW, follow 257th Avenue NW into the park. About 50 yards from this intersection, park on the right, just beyond the gate, before the brown and white sign that reads, "Picnic Area/Beach 1/2, Campground 3/4, Horse Camp 2." After parking, from the brown and white sign reading, "Forest is Closed for Off-Highway Vehicle Use," walk 18 paces (1 pace = 2 steps). Turn left and walk into the woods. You will go past a small group of evergreens. Continue straight up the hill to the top. At the top, you will come to a woodpecker tree. Agent Bond is undercover on the backside of this tree at the base.

NOTE: If you are in the park, from the crossing of Dunes Forest Road (257th Avenue NW) from the Blue to Green hiking loops, walk 60 paces down the road toward the park entrance and the parking area will be on your left.

Box #2: 007
Once you have stamped in and rehidden "Bond, James Bond," stand with your back to the woodpecker tree looking farther into the woods. Now, look to your right and walk between 2 large trees on your left and two skinny trees on your right. Walk down the hill about 10 paces to an oak trio. At this trio, verge to the right, walking in front of the trio. Follow the west side of the ridge for 12 paces. Now, look for the 7 foot standing stump on the top of the ridge. At the base of this stump you will find "007."

These boxes were planted for the 2013 Minnesota Spring Event, "It Came From Across the Pond!!!" hosted by estella_naparella, Skootching Dog and Tricky Troy.